Thriving Children Podcast

Shining the light on child development

The Thriving Children Podcast is a show for parents and educators, that shines the light on child development. Weaving its way through each episode is a central theme of movement, play and connection, crucial ingredients in the early years of life. Host Clare Crew is an early childhood and inclusive education teacher who specialises in the brain-body connection. She helps the children the system leaves behind, those with learning, attention and behavioural challenges. You can learn more about her or the podcast at www.ThrivingChildren.com.au

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare continues the homework mini-series, looking specifically now at school policy.

What does your school policy say about homework? Is it consistent with what you see in your child's classroom? Are there any core beliefs, themes or inaccuracies that you can tap into when renegotiating homework?


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In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare continues the homework mini-series. Join her fora deep dive into what the research concludes about its benefits (or lack of). 


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In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare kicks off a mini-series about homework.

She shares her personal and professional story of homework rebellion, then 3 tips for the mindset of doing things differently.


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Quotes from our anti-homework friends:

John Hattie (Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne)

"Homework in primary school has an effect of around zero”.


Maggie Dent (Educator, author, parenting and resilience specialist)

"I am the anti-homework queen. There is no research to show that homework in primary school improves school performance. Children especially need to be playing with other children or their parents and relaxing getting ready for the next day's schooling!"


Justin Coulson (Psychologist and parenting expert)

"Parents want their children to do well at school, and it’s natural to think homework will reinforce learning… but research counter-intuitively suggests otherwise."


Alfie Kohn (Education lecturer and author)

"For anyone willing to shake things up in order to do what makes sense, beginning a conversation about homework is a very good place to start".


'Homework' is the theme for this month's episodes. Subscribe to the Thriving Children Podcast via iTunes so that you don't miss other related topics.

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In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare speaks with Jahan Kay about the role of parents in creating educational change. 


Their conversation covers:

  • 4 questions for parents to consider about their child's education
  • 4 strategies to help children develop the critical skills they need, within the home setting
  • Why homework may not be the answer for helping your child to succeed


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'Setting up for success' is the theme for this month's episodes. Subscribe to the Thriving Children Podcast via iTunes so that you don't miss other related topics.

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In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares 5 tasks that will help fellow educators to quickly and effectively get to know their students at the beginning of the new school year. 


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